Mississippi Train Rides
Mississippi's first railroad was the West Feliciana Railroad completed in 1842.
Norfolk Southern maintains 210 route miles of the states total 2459 miles of tracks.
Amtrak's New York-New Orleans Crescent City makes 4 stops and the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans makes six stops in Mississippi.
We did not find any rail excursions in Mississippi, but the legend of the locomotive engineer Casey Jones's train wreck in 1900 is well documented in it's museums.
You should find 13 steam locomotives on display around Mississippi. Texas & New Orleans Railroad (T&NO) 0-6-0 No. 841 is on display at the Terry Depot, in Terry, MS. Be sure to look for the 1923 ALCO built Mississippi Central Railroad 2-8-2 No. 141 on display along SR 28, near Georgetown, MS. One of six surviving St. Louis–San Francisco Railway 4-8-2 "Mountain" type steam locomotives, No. 1529, is on display in Amory at Frisco Park.
The Frisco 1529 locomotive is located in Frisco Park and is one of only 6 SLSF “Mountains” surviving. No. 1529 was the last of 30 to be delivered to the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway